Marcella Christopher

Marcella Jane Christopher (Smith)

Friday, March 31st, 1950 - Friday, September 6th, 2019
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Marcella “Jane” Christopher, 69, died peacefully in her sleep early Friday morning, September 6, 2019 at her home in Monte Vista, Colorado. Jane was also born in Monte Vista, on March 31, 1950 to Goldie Pearl and Lloyd William Smith. Jane was married twice. She raised two daughters with Butch Trower who she was married to from October, 1970 to 1981. She later married and was a widow to her second husband Krist Christopher. Jane loved to play games, was very creative and the life of every party. She was always dressed to impress laden with rings on every finger.

She is survived by her two daughters, Shelly Yvonne Trower and Paula Renee Armijo, son-in-law Moses Joseph Armijo, grandchildren Jazmin Starr Armijo and Elijah Sun Armijo, siblings Helen Irene Yelinek, Connie Kay Boyd, Lawrence “Woody” Smith, Jack Rowland Smith, and Veda Pearl Mascarenas.

She was preceded in death by her parents Goldie and Lloyd, husband Krist, and siblings “Billy” Smith, Ronnie Ray Smith, Joe Allen Smith, Samuel Lloyd Smith and Mary Etta Kelly.

Cremation was selected and private family services will be held at a later time. To express condolences, please visit

Rogers Family Mortuary in Monte Vista is in care of the arrangements.
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Shelly Trower

Posted at 10:21pm
My Beautiful Mom...MMM...(Marvelous Mother Martha,) I love you so much!!! You're so deeply missed. There's not a day that goes by that I don't think of you. You're everywhere! So many things that I do & see remind me of you. From putting on jewelry, to cooking with onions... From playing games, to cleaning house... You're fully a part my life, always have been. Because of these things, you will live on! :} Because of you, I am a better person. Thank you Mom...for being my Mom, my Friend... For Everything. I love you. Rest so peacefully.
Love Always,
Your DDD, (Darling Daughter Dora)

Paula Armijo

Posted at 12:16pm

You always took great pride in keeping your home so immaculately clean and organized. It was like a private museum. I hope someday I will get it together and my home will be like yours always was...

I can't believe it has already been two weeks since you left us. I have been missing you for a very long time, but now I will miss you forever!

THANK YOU for being the beautiful loving soul you have always been, and for sharing with me your love of music, jewelry and crafting. This part of you has always been a part of me, and is also a part of your grand-kiddos. They have an appreciation for the beautiful things in life, and they are both creatively talented like you and me. Sending up big ol' bear hugs, kisses and smiles from way, way, way, way, way, way, way, way, WAY over here! You will live forever in our hearts and memories. WE LOVE YOU MADLY!

Love Always,
Paula (your "little one")

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